I have a fairly expensive flash light. Unfortunately it now has three
corroded AA batteies, in the "power tube". That corrosion prevents
"easy" removal / replacement.
Might one have a suggestion as to how I might remove the corroded
On 08/15/14 11:24 am, Rob email@example.com wrote:
If you know what make the batteries are, do you know if they are
supposedly "guaranteed leak-proof"? Many years ago I had a flashlight
replaced free when the supposedly leak-proof Ray-o-Vac batteries ruined it.
So *maybe* you don't need to get the old batteries out.
On Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:24:31 -0400, Rob firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
If this is a rigid body light like a "Mag", wrap some leather, rubber
or similar substance around it, clamp it in your Vice Grips and whack
it against something hard (hitting the pliers) and let inertia drive
the batteries out.
On 8/15/2014 11:24 AM, Rob email@example.com wrote:
Sad to hear. Do you know the brand and type
of batteries? Alkalines remove differently
than carbon zincs.
I've sent back flash light with corroded
Duracell, and they sent me a debit card to
buy myself another light. (Note: Card only
works three times, and I lost the rest of
Rayovac had some leak (new in package) and
they sent me a load of high value coupons
(up to ten bucks, some fives, and some singles)
which I used to buy more batteries.
On Friday, August 15, 2014 11:24:31 AM UTC-4, rob firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
1) screw an eye bolt in the tail of the last battery. use cord as DIY slid
e hammer to pull the last battery out. Hope that the other two aren't as s
2) remove both head and tail from battery tube, if possible, and use a dowe
l to knock the batteries out of the tube
for cleanup I have found that after flushing with water, Deoxit will get mo
st of the nastiness out. If you need mechanical cleaning some scotchbrite
(rip off small squares and push through with dowel etc.) may help. I'd def
initely spray down with deoxit after finishing. Maybe even Boeshield T-9 o
r similar if this is a "hard use" light but only on the battery tube not on
electronics (if any - I'm assuming that this is a modern LED light or you
wouldn't be going through the trouble.)
Grease the threads and O-rings with Super Lube, Sil-Glyde, something like t
and ditch the alkalines! Energizer Lithiums for primaries, or LSD NiMH for
rechargeables (Sanyo Eneloop, Duracell Ion Core (which are supposedly rebr
anded Eneloop XX for an excellent price, and readily available in stores no
w), Maha Imedion, Tenergy Centura, etc.) Otherwise this will just happen a
If the cells are well and truly stuck, if you can determine or already know
what brand they are (and it's a major brand), contact the cell manufacture
r, they may buy you a new light.
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